Newcastle United are staying up, while Aleksandar Mitrovic and Fulham are going down.

The Magpies’ Premier League status was confirmed on Monday night, as Fulham slumped to a 2-0 defeat to Burnley.

With three games to spare, Newcastle are safe. That did not sound possible after the Brighton humiliation back in March.

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But Steve Bruce’s side have had a resurgence in recent weeks, while Fulham’s form fell off a cliff.

That’s why they’re heading back down to the Championship.

It also means former Newcastle forward Mitrovic has been relegated from the Premier League yet again. The Serbian has played three full seasons in the top flight of English football, and each one has ended in relegation.

It first happened with Newcastle back in 2016. Now it’s happened twice with Fulham.

That’s despite the fact he was their main source of goals before this season. For a long time he was their talisman.

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But according to the Athletic, he now wants out of Craven Cottage.

They report that Mitrovic is likely to leave Fulham as long as Scott Parker stays in charge.

Despite being their biggest goal threat, Mitrovic has barely featured this season. The 26-year-old has only scored three times.

 

Parker used a plethora of different options up top, even before Josh Maja arrived in January.

This isn’t the first time a manager has decided against trusting Mitrovic. The same thing happened at Newcastle under Rafa Benitez.

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But is Mitrovic now finished as a Premier League striker?

There’s surely no chance he could return to Newcastle. That ship has certainly sailed.

With Parker likely to stay, it seems certain that Mitrovic will leave Fulham. Perhaps a move abroad could be the best thing for his career.

Mitro is a passionate player who was adored by a portion of Newcastle fans during his time here. However, his enthusiasm and passion often outweighed his ability.

He failed to deliver on the pitch, and was rightfully let go by Benitez.

When he started well at Fulham, big questions were asked of Rafa.

But now Mitrovic has three relegations on his CV, and looks set to be on the lookout for a new club this summer.

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